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State women's lacrosse: Navy tops American in 2OT, 11-10

Mids earn right to host Patriot League tourney; Johns Hopkins loses to Penn State on last-minute goal by Mackenzie Cyr

From Sun staff reports

11:16 PM EDT, April 21, 2013

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Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo scored the game-winning goal 41 seconds into double overtime as No. 12 Navy captured the Patriot League regular-season title by defeating American, 11-10, in Washington Sunday afternoon.

The Midshipmen (16-1, 6-0 Patriot League) will host the four-team Patriot League tournament next weekend.

The Mids took a 3-2 lead on goals by sophomore attacker Loren Generi, sophomore midfielder Casey Brown and junior attacker Aimee Gennaro. But the Eagles (8-9, 5-1) then went on a 3-0 run as the teams exchanged goals the rest of the way.

In the first overtime, Generi won the opening draw control and eventually ripped a shot past American goalie Teal Harrison with 14 seconds on the clock.

The Eagles won the draw to begin the second overtime session, and Kimberly Collins scored on a free-position goal to even the game at 10. American won the next draw and had a chance to take the lead, but the shot hit the crossbar. Navy got the ball back, but it was knocked away and the game moved to sudden-death overtime. Generi then won the draw and passed to DePompeo, who finished with her off hand 41 seconds into the session.

DePompeo finished with a hat trick and increased her season point total to 114, the highest single-season total in Navy history.

The Mids will host fourth-seeded Lafayette on Friday.

No. 6 Penn State 15, Johns Hopkins 14: Junior attacker Mackenzie Cyr (Winters Mill) scored the winning goal with 31 seconds remaining as the visiting Nittany Lions clinched a share of their first American Lacrosse Conference regular-season championship.

Penn State (11-4, 4-1) ended the game on a 4-0 run after Hopkins (9-6, 1-3) took a late 14-11 lead. Freshman Madison Cyr, Mackenzie's sister and a fellow Winters Mill grad, had two goals for the Nittany Lions. Maggie McCormick (Liberty) finished the contest with a team-high six points, while Mackenzie Cyr, who moved to seventh all-time on the program's career assists list, extended her point-scoring streak to 22 games.

No. 17 Loyola 10, Rutgers 4: Freshman Molly Wolf (Bryn Mawr) stopped a career-high 14 shots, and the visiting Greyhounds allowed the Scarlet Knights (9-6, 1-5) just two goals in each half. Junior Marlee Paton led Loyola (9-6, 5-1 Big East) with her 19th career hat trick, while sophomore Annie Thomas (John Carroll) finished the game with two goals and two assists. Thomas scored her 100th career point in the game, becoming just the eighth Greyhound to accomplish the feat in her sophomore season. Classmate Kara Burke (Dulaney) also added two goals. Seniors Cassandra Cursaro and Joanna Dalton (St. Mary's) and sophomore Taryn VanThof had one goal each; freshman Katrina Geiger had two assists, and sophomores Sydney Thomas and Hannah Schmitt had one apiece. Rutgers (9-6, 1-5) was led by Halley Barnes' two goals.

Towson 14, Drexel 8: The Tigers (8-8, 6-1 CAA) captured their third straight Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title and closed the regular season with their seventh win in their past eight games. Towson opened the game with a 7-0 run. Redshirt junior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback (Westminster) had three of the Tigers' goals to record her third hat trick of the season. Senior midfielder Ashley Waldron had a pair of goals during that run.

Drexel (11-5, 4-2 CAA) finally broke through for a goal at 8:04 as Emily Duffey scored her ninth goal of the season.

Bryant 15, Mount St. Mary's 2: Freshman attack Lauren Descalzo tied her career high with five goals, while sophomore Shannon Burns and junior Lisa Vendel each chipped in four points apiece, as the host Bulldogs earned their first bid to the Northeast Conference tournament. The win earned Bryant (9-7, 6-3) the third seed in the tournament, while Mount St. Mary's (7-10, 6-3) gets the fourth seed.

Salisbury 14, Christopher Newport 7: Katie Bollhorst (St. Mary's) had seven points as the Sea Gulls (16-0, 6-0 Capital Athletic Conference) beat the visiting Captains (17-2, 8-0). Salisbury has a first-round bye in the CAC tournament and will host a semifinal Saturday.